Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Advocacy Service - Action for Children

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Advocacy is a service which helps you to access your rights and express your point of view with the support of a professional advocate.

If you use this service, an advocate will work with you on a one-to-one basis to make sure your thoughts are heard and considered when decisions are being made about your life.

An advocate is independent from your social worker and family.

For more information about accessing Action for Children's advocacy services, you can call us on 01202 525643, text 07889 604216 or email

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Venue/Contact Details
Action for Children Poole - Advocacy Service
Unit 16a3 Peartree Business Centre
Cobham Road
Ferndown Industrial Estate
BH21 7PT
Area coverage
Pan Dorset
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  • Refreshment / Snacks
  • Pushchair and Pram Accessible
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Disabled Car Parking
  • Car Parking
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Further opening details:
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
  • All Year Round
This is a free service.
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
From 8 years to 18 years
Eligibility criteria:
Only Children Aged 8-18 who have a social worker are eligible. ;Children and young people aged 8 and over who are in care, subject to a Child Protection Conference, No waiting list - enquiries will be answered within 48 hours.
Booking Information:
Contact by telephone, text or e-mail
Religious and Additional Needs Provision
Additional needs supported:
  • Emotional needs
  • Visual impairment
  • Motor Impairment
  • Speech, Language & Communication Needs
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Behaviour, Emotional & Social Difficulty
  • Physical Disability
Special dietary provision
Are your staff DBS Approved?
Do you have a First Aid Policy?
Do you have Public Liability Insurance?